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of the boobytrap holmes left in his apartment. according to an fbi bomb technician, he mixed and created the explosive chemicals himself, including explosive powders and live ammunition, and homemade napalm. he saturated his carpet in gasoline and oil and rigged an elaborate system of containers to explode. >> you're talking about that he rigged that elaborate system to explode. the way he did that was really bizarre and when i saw kind of what he did and what he thought might happen, i don't know, it gave a sense of how deviant his mind is. can you tell everyone about that? >> reporter: absolutely. remember, all of this, he had hoped, would have gone off before he started shooting in the theater to distract first responders, take them to his apartment and then several miles away, he would be entering the movie theater. there were a couple ways to trigger these explosive devices, the ieds. one would have been by opening the door which would hit a trip wire and cause chemicals to mix, exploding on to the floor and causing the entire apartment to explode. another one which was i thought st
're not going to see a ban on military weapons in civilian hands because how would he enforce it? the fbi would have to go out and start arresting people. >> and again to the point here that john made, you got to, you can enforce what you have br you start to add new things. thanks very much to both of you. now, let's talk to a lawmaker with a plan of his own to stop gun violence. senator richard blumenthal of connecticut. senator, great to talk to you. it's been a while and i'm glad to see you. you're proposing a bill on ammunition background checks and i want to talk about that in a moment, but first, i want to talk about this issue. there are a lot of gun laws in america. brookings has put the number at 300. some have said it's as high as 20,000, but a department of justice study found that 80% of inmates obtained their guns illegally. so 80% of inmates for gun laws obtained their guns illegally. isn't the first thing to do to enforce the laws we have? >> absolutely right. terrific point and it's a point that i make constantly because my background is in law enforcement. i was attorney gener
counterterrorism director, jeff porter, he has briefed the fbi on the situation, and chris lawrence. our pentagon correspondent. chris, let me start with you. the state department says we have to do the job right. the defense department says the united states will be involved in mali. what are you hearing tonight as far as u.s. intervention? >> they're narrowing down the option. piloted planes to gather some intelligence is one option. drones, although one official told me those are in very high demand with things going on in yemen and afghanistan, libya and other areas around the world. he said look for possibly some air lift capacity. in other words, big cargo planes that would allow the french to get more equipment to where it's needed in mali, and refueling capability. in other words, the french jets doing some of the bombing, these american refueling tankers could pull up alongside them, and the french jets could refuel in air so they could go longer and further without having to come back to a base. >> interesting options. they're so eager to say there won't be mass combat troops on the gro
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